How the world has reinvented the word ‘spoke’ to refer to a toothbrush

Spoke is a common word in the English-speaking world and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is no exception.Its evolution over the past few centuries has been shaped by the fact that people had to learn to distinguish between the sound of a tooth brush and the sound the mouth made.Spoke, in this sense, came into being in the late 19th […]

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